The pig treats the snake with disrespect, not to say insolence; nothing, ophidian or otherwise, can fascinate a pig.
The Myriapods symbolize in a striking manner the ophidian reptiles.
Most of the ophidian Reptiles are oviparous, but many are ovo-viviparous.
A minute before the comparison was ophidian, now it was feline.
His thoughts, thus drawn to Shaw, dwelt on that ophidian personality.
His glance, as he rested it on Bryce now, was baleful, ophidian.
This power of moving each jaw freely and in independence of the other, is peculiar to ophidian reptiles.
I had just awakened, and obscure and ophidian visions still haunted me.
I have been struck, like many others, with the ophidian head and eye of the famous Rachel.
The skink of course lacks the ophidian capacity to ingest relatively enormous objects.
"pertaining to snakes," 1883, from Greek ophidion, diminutive of ophis "serpent" (see ophio-). Hence, ophiolatry "serpent-worship" (1862), and the 2c. sect of the Ophitæ, who revered the serpent as the symbol of divine wisdom.